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CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
the chair. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: the gentleman from new york, a dear friend of mine, got something wrong. what we're trying to extend is the law that president obama signed into law as a result of bipartisan action two years ago because two years ago, and the economy was better then than it is now, we were trying to extend the tax cuts that president obama was asking us to do and that's what we simply did in august. so it is a president obama last signed bill that we are trying to offer an extension of. i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker i'm pleased to yield two minutes to the gentleman from minnesota, mr. wauleds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. waums: thank you mr. speaker. -- mr. walz: thank you mechanic. -- mr. speaker. my discharge petition at the zesk a discharge petition the american people spoke loudly in. we faced an election and the message is clear to me, why do you continue to bicker and make these ka bouquet dance statements with one another w
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
following. key lawmakers are expressing concerns about the obama administration's plan to send 20 f-16 fighter jets to egypt. where new president mohammed morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when morsi's u.s. friendly predecessor hosni mubarak was in charge, the u.s. is giving the -- we're giving the plains to egypt -- the planes to egypt's air force. which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. the first four jets are to be delivered beginning january 22, a source at the naval air base in fort worth where the planes had been undergoing testing told foxnews.com. but the $213 million gift is raising questions on capitol hill. morsi is under fire for. the article gos on, buchanan, who recently called for ening foreign aid to egypt altogether said the muslim brother-backed morsi government has been sending increasingly troubled messages, or signals, to washington and giving it state of the art fighter jets is a dangerous idea. he's quoted as saying, american tax dollars must not be used to aid and abet any dictatorial reg
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
escalating the taxes that are on the books pertaining to obama care. i yield to the gentlelady. >> i think the gentlelady for leading this session. indeed it's true. as of january 1, 2013, in fact, congresswoman, there will be five new burdens, new tax burdens on the american people related to the enormous cost of the federal takeover of our health insurance and in certain respects of our health care. for one thing, and this is really, really a sad thing, right now families with special needs children can use pretax dollars, they can protect those dollars to spend them on care and even education for their special needs children in flexible savings accounts. as of january 1, 2013, one of the new tax burdens on those families and on every family that relies on a flexible savings account will be that they will be limited to $2,500 per year. that's it. now 2003 igs at some of the schools for a special -- for special needs children run to many thousands of dollars a year. $10,000 or more. used to be that families could use those dollars for their special needs children. now they won't be
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
comments you made about president obama, including what you just said, there is a subtext that you're a little disappointed or underwelmed? >> it goes to the question, what's our job in the news media, and our job is not to be cheerleaders. our job is to be -- "politico" specialized in this 24/7 irritant. not in a hostile negative way but you are asking in raising questions. it is -- that's the job. so obama -- look, what's happened in the last many decades in the presidency? increasing concentration of power. there's the catastrophe in japan, in the united states they immediately want to say, what is the president doing? what is he saying? what's the policy? what's the action? 30 years ago that would have been one of the questions, but it wouldn't be a central question. presidents have -- it's amazing what they can do. i think obama has more power than bush had, for instance. >> and yet i believe it's your view that we know less about our presidents, less about the inner workings about the white house. why is that? is that our fault? >> well, it is in part our fault. and i think the me
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
a great frustration, obviously. you can understand the new president obama, with a different point of view than many of us, hoping that through the dint of his intelligence and personality and different points of view that maybe the russians would be receptive to new approach, which is sort of the anti-bush approach. you can understand why he might think he might succeed at that, and therefore try this out. i am not criticizing him for trying. you could question whether he should recently have come to that conclusion, but nonetheless, he should try that. i hope he is shrewd enough to appreciate that it has failed. it is not likely to succeed because of a variety of reasons. it cannot keep going down a path chasing someone who does not want to have anything to do with you right now without doing some damage to yourself. just to cite one example, the very difficult situation that has been created with the czech republic, with poland, with our missile defense system, which i would argue is now pretty much shredded. >> missile defense is nowhere near where it should be to protect the h
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
house to do the same thing. >> speaker boehner, president obama -- [inaudible] the fox news poll after the november election said 60% of voters supported this going up. a new poll in "the washington post" says 53% of americans -- [inaudible] how long can you afford politically to have this hard line on those tax cuts for those making $250,000 or above? >> america faces a very serious problem. and our goal is to make sure it gets solved. we have a debt problem that is out of control. we've got to cut spending and i believe it's appropriate to put revenues on the table. now, the revenues we're putting on the table are going to come from, guess who? the rich. there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes and have the same people pay more of their money to the federal government without raising tax rates which we believe will harm our economy. >> [inaudible] >> i think our members understand the seriousness of the situation that our country faces. trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. $16 trillion worth of debt already on the books. every man, woman and child in ame
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am EST
last year in the budget control act because the republicans would like to start with a baseline of new cuts, and the obama people would say they have already given time to raise revenue. host: of the white house proposal on domestic spending -- 1-year deferral of sequestration and a multi-share stimulus package. from twitter, what do you consider domestic spending? is spending and the structure spending or investment in our future? guest: i would call it spending in the short term. in the long term, it creates jobs, and it avoids safety expenses, such as when the bridge collapse in minnesota 3 or four years ago. that is the thing about government programs. if you plan reductions, it seems to be more cost-effective. there is more certainty in the projection of when the budget will shrink, but when it is started, there can be arbitrary cuts in some of that can be wasteful. host: ruby. north carolina. democratic caller. caller: yes, i have a question. unemployment, the extension is set to expire on december 29. what is the likelihood of that been extended? guest: that is a good question.
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
fact, i think our receive news address the issue better in a pro-growth fashion fixing an old tax code that is out of date. we hope the president will be coming to the table and be serious about negotiating. >> president obama has an unbelievable opportunity to be a transformational president, that is, to bring the country together uniquely and solve this debt problem in ways that other presidents haven't really had that opportunity, or he can dissolve into zero-sum-game politics, where he wins and other people lose. i have seen an attribute in president obama when i served with him in the state senate where he was able to rise above and transform some very controversial issues in a way that was powerful. and it's my hope that president obama rises to this opportunity, avoids this zero-sum-game splash and instead leads the nation in ways that only one person can do, that is the president of the united states. house republicans are prepared to get to yes. house republicans are not prepared to get to foolish. and it is foolish to reject president obama's own self-described architect
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
want to show you this article in "the new york times took ." president obama plans to ask congress for about $50 billion for emergency funds to help rebuild the state's the were ravaged by hurricane sandy. regional leaders complained wednesday it was not enough. the white house will send the proposal to capitol hill this week. it should be between $45,000,000,000.50 $5 billion, according to officials -- $45 billion and $55 billion, according to officials. both democratic and republican lawmakers from the region quickly expressed disappointment in the pending request and lobby the administration to increase it before sending it to congress. sue in oklahoma on our line for independents. i think we have time for your point. caller: in a column today it said that clinton's 2001 balance the budget spent $1.94 trillion. today the revenue is $2.67 trillion. spending is $3.76 trillion. we are spending $987 billion more than if we had just increased the 2001 budget for inflation and population growth. i understand about the mores. i am incensed, as i think most voters are -- wars. i am incensed
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
insurance than large companies. you are right. with the new regulations set to take effect in a couple of years, it is another reason to be careful and protect small businesses from tax increases. what the obama people will tell you is that they have cut taxes for small business 17 times and 90% of the small businesses in america would not be effected by higher individual taxes. host: here is "the miami herald" this morning. pennsylvania. independent caller. caller: he said it earlier when they go to washington, they try to influence a bunch of things, even immigration reform. my question is how do the ceo's of these big businesses -- what is their outlook on immigration reform, and what do they have to do with that? guest: we are working with more than 300 different officials or members of congress doing programs outside of washington, bringing people from outside washington into washington. it depends from city-to-city. boston business leaders are interested in health care. miami, transportation, san diego, international -- an intellectual property -- it varies from city-to-city. in ter
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
the road to the new south, as we think of it today. my father would have been coming in 2008, would have been so proud to see barack obama elected in north carolina, to see the state go for barack obama. sadly, it was not to happen again in 2012, although we worked hard at it. anyway, my first campaign that i actually was involved with was mcgovern in 1972. i think my wife kim has the bumper sticker that says "don't blame me, i'm from massachusetts." i think massachusetts was the only state to go for mcgovern, sadly. kim also took a year off between high-school and college and a ring doorbells and called people up for that at the field office in upstate new york. i worked with carol king and barbra streisand. we did a couple of concerts. it was 3/4 mcgovern as a time signature, me, and carol, and a barbara streisand. in the years since then, i have gotten involved with a number of people in massachusetts, gary studds, ted kennedy, i worked on his campaign, i worked for elizabeth warren this pastime. i have written it down, if i could find it. i worked for dukakis and mondale and cor
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 10:00am EST
burden will balloon 1% at the stroke of -- 21% at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve, taking $2,000 to $3,000 from an averaged family. the house passed legislation to protect our nation from such a calamity but mr. obama vowed to veto it and the senate killed it. . instead mr. he obama tells us he'll veto any plan that stops taxes going up on all those very wealthy folks making over $200,000, who he says need to pay their fair share. i suppose fairness is in the eyes of the beholder. the top 1% earned 17% of all income but pays 37% of all income taxes. but that's beside the point. the fine point of it is that a lot of these very wealthy folks making over $200,000 aren't very wealthy, and they aren't even folks. they are 1.3 million struggling small businesses filing under subchapter s. our small businesses produce 2/3 of the new jobs in our economy. so this battle is very much for the middle class. the congressional budget office estimates that mr. obama's tax increase on the so-called wealthy will actually throw 200,000 middle and working class families into unemployment. 00
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
to news reports, president obama and house speaker boehner meeting to talk about the fiscal cliff. there is a stalemate over households that make over $250,000. we will keep you posted on details. the prime-time programming schedule looks like this. we will update the latest on the discussions at 8:00 eastern. then russian president vladimir putin. and a program we will show you from the american bar association, a discussion on threats to the nation's infrastructure. >> my inspiration was that i wanted to explain how utilitarianism happens. we know the story of the cold war. we know the documents, we have seen the archives that describe relationships between roosevelt, stalin, truman. we know the main events from our point of view. i wanted to show the different angle, from the ground up. what did it feel like to be subjected to this system? how did people make choices, how did they react, how did they behave? the region that we used to call -- it is no longer -- and they no longer have much in common except the communist occupation. >> more on life in soviet east germany, poland
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
june issue of the new criterion. i delivered it to as a lecture last kory. at the time, i expected and as i said in my lecture and it is in the printed version. i felt it was likely barack obama would win the reelection. the kind of fame that i am developing does not depend on the recent election. speak aboutg to barack obama. we had a fair amount of good luck and an economy that -- is not the future figure. will have to see about that. thank you very much. the u.s. has been shaped by 3 for reaching political revolutions. jefferson. revolution of 1800. the civil war and events surrounding it and the new deal. events of the new deal extend through webre ii in my opinion. each of these appeals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustment for faces in economic development. the u.s. could not have developed into the multiracial, multiethnic superpower that we know today without the appeared full -- upheavals that facilitated prentixx biogen and laid the basis for the regulatory and entitlement state in the 1930's and 1940's. are we on the verge of a new upheaval, a four
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 9:35pm EST
immigration. in his first post election news conference, president obama stated that he was, quote, a believer. if you have got a ph.d. in physics or computer science who wants to stay here and start a business here, we shouldn't make it harder for you to stay here. we should try to encourage you to contribute to this society, end of quote. it is our hope that with the endorsement of both parties, policymakers in the united states will take steps to enact substantive reforms to help make this possible in the years ahead. for our part, at the millicenter in the coming weeks we will work with leading academic journals in the field to publish the papers from today's conference sessions. please be on the lookout for more information about this publication on our website, millercenter.org. where you will also find audio and video of this conference. and on that website, i might add as a mat are of personal privilege, you will find out just how focused and wide ranging our nonpartisan work is on the subjects of the presidency, political history and policy issues of importance to the governa
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 3:40am EST
obama made a number of promises when he was running for president. a number are still available. new issues came up from dealing with campaign finance disclosure to dealing with lawsuits and other incidents. what i hope we will be able to talk about today is what has occurred or not occur during the last four years and looking for to what will happen. i am joined by three experts. i have on my right the executive director of the transparency coalition. to my left is joshed who is the white house reporter for political. i will go right into remarks from the candidates. we will start with them. >> i will give some general remarks tension on ethics and transparency issues. if i had to summarize how the obama administration has done, i would say efforts have been well attended but not always well as its -- executed. i think they started out wanting to make a strong statement. one of the initial efforts to have was the lobbying plan and they put into place. said two years and after leaving, you could not lobby on the agency you left. one concern i have is i think it flows from the basic p
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